Flash floods near Venice

Monday 04th Aug 2014 by theWeather Club

A flash-flood killing four people and injuring 20 inundated a festival in a village in northern Italy on 2nd August. The festival was being held near the banks of a stream in the town of Refrontolo when a severe thunderstorm struck, sending a river of mud and water into the crowd.  The torrent swept away people, cars and tents, whilst some managed to hold onto surrounding trees.

Other villages in the areas were also affected by landslides as a result of the storm that lasted an hour and a half, causing significant property damage. The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate in Bologna, said that rainfall was 74 percent higher in July 2014 than the 1971-2000 average for the month.

For more details please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28628679